tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice IPA!!!! i like it being unfiltered. lotsa great hoppy pine sorta citrus nose, good frothy head, lotsa floter chunks but cool to see, very bitter taste, but refreshing
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 12oz single I picked up at World Market in Greendale, WI.
This beer poured a hazy orange with a tightly woven white head with pretty good durability.
The aroma was very slightly sweet, with a very faint whiff of hops (at least for an IPA). There is no citrus, pineapple, or piney odor.
The flavor and mouthfeel struck me as a bit thin and weak. The flavor was fairly faint for an IPA. And in my mouth, I thought the beer was a bit watery and lacked the stickiness that I feel is characteristic of American IPAs.
This beer was pleasant, but not very bold (and a bit pedestrian) compared to others in the American-style IPA category.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light biscuit malt. Saltine crackers. Juicy orange, grapefruit and apricot. Light resin, surprising for a light malty beer. Quite strong bitterness for an IPA, but a soft bitterness. Palate is fantastic. Rich and juicy, but balanced by soft carbonation. "Soft" is probably the best adjective for this beer. This bottle is really good, but I remember it being even better on tap.
vyvvy (5529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a sudsy off-white head that gives great lacing. The aroma is sturdy, but gentle, floral hops with some grapefruit and citrus as well. Fairly balanced with the malt. Medium body with lots of gentle soft carbonation. Flavor starts with the floral / citrus hops with a good caramel malt backing. The fnish has lots of piney / woody hops with some spice to boot. Another great beer from Smuttynose. This ranks as one of the best IPAs I’ve had.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle (best before 12/06) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/wells/tul target=blank>Tully’s) Pine and grapefruit...Pours a cloudy light yellowish orange/amber with about two fingers of creamy, pillowy, rocky biscuit head. Aroma of vanilla, grapefruit rind and pine. Mouthfeel pretty meaty but soft. Light prickliness. Lots of lacing coats inside of glass. Flavor is grapefruit and pine, pretty much in that order. Pine is more soft than sharp. Only lightly bitter. Very decent.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with a nice orange color. Malts were a bit sweet and cake-like, but the hops seemed to balance things out well. Along with a decent amount of bitterness, the hops also provided some tasty citrus along with some pine in the finish. Overall, just one tasty, easy-to-drink IPA.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Positive points for citrusy orange and malty aromas. Negative points for the overwhelmingly bitter, metallic taste it leaves you with.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Apricot color with floaties.Aroma hop fresh hops, yeast and Mild alcohol. Piny with good malt/ hop balance. Smooth finish with fresh hoppy snap.Good beer.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Ty5592. A clear almost orange pour. A clean aroma of citrusy hops and light malt. A very hoppy flavor with just enough malt to balance this beer out. I has an excellent bitter finish. Good carbonation round this beer out. A very good example of the style. I liked this beer very much. thanks ty
probstblueribbon (3675) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Beers of the World. App.: golden with a fairly open white head. Flakes of ...yeast? Is this on lees?? Aroma: nice hops, citrusy, a bit resinous. A touch of malt tries to peak through. Palate: Low carbonation, med. bodied. Flav.: a nice blend of malt and hops to start, strong hop finish, some bitterness. A touch of sweetness is barely perceptible under the hops, but adds balance. A hint of malt in the aftertaste too. A good beer.